The Duo of D’banj and Don Jazzy appeared on our screens in the mid-2000s. Their sound was different- they started something new- the Koko movement that sneaked itself into Nigeria’s vocab. D’banj started his career with his late brother’s harmonica. After withdrawing from LASU where he was studying due to incessant strikes, D’banj moved to London to start school. There, he met Don Jazzy who was starting out as a music producer and songwriter at that time. The two seeing the blooming music scene in Nigeria decided to return home. With a master music producer like Don Jazzy and D’banj’s talent, the duo made some of the biggest tracks that came out of Nigeria in the 2000s.
Tongolo– both the remix and the original song was the hottest song in 2004! It was the lead song from D’banj’s first album No Long thing. The song was so big that the then ruling PDP used ‘koko’ to campaign during the 2007 general elections
Socor– At the time when Nigerian clubs began to play only Nigerian music, this song hit the airwaves. D’banj, supported by Don Jazzy vocals and brilliant production made this song a regular at clubs and on the streets.
Why me– This humble brag track was one of the hits from D’banj’s second album Rundown (Funk you up). It went on to become a club banger.
Mr Endowed– Although by the time this massive hit track was released, trouble was already brewing in the D’banj-Don Jazzy kingdom, the track went on to be a banger. D’banj later featured Snoop Dogg in the remix.
The Entertainer album– Every track on this album was a hit back to back. The album itself is one the best complete works of Don Jazzy. From Mo gbono feli feli, Igwe, Kimon, Entertainer, Olurun Maje and many others